The Yamaha SA2200 is definitely one of the best semi - hollow guitars on the market. The finish is flawless and electronics are exceptional, and while tone is a personal thing, it’s hard to imagine a sound you can’t get out of this model. A great feature is that the tone control knob is a Push - Pull Coil Split so, in addition to warm, rich humbucking sounds, you can also produce ripping single coil sounds that are more similar to a Strat.
The woods and materials are of a high - quality grade are similar to those used by Gibson to make their ES models but at less than half the price. One difference is whereas Gibson choose to use rosewood fret-boards, Yamaha uses ebony, which we find gives more high end, more crunchy sounds as well as more sustain.
The Yamaha SA2200 combines a classic design with outstanding craftsmanship, premium materials and player - focused features to create a guitar that perfectly combines looks, sound and playability.